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tonight. did you see that we begin with manti te'o the north dame football player who apparently had a fake girlfriend who apparently died only she didn't because she never existed -- or something. here is what te'o said today to katie couric. >> you stuck to the script. >> um-huh. >> and you knew that something was -- >> -- um-huh. >> was amiss, manti. >> correct. >> why? >> well, anybody who puts themselves in my situation, this girl who i committed myself to, died on september 12th. now i get a phone call on december 6th, saying that she is alive and that i'm going to be put on national tv two days later and ask me about the same question, you know, what would you do? >> wait, here now to explain, juliet huddy? >> what would i do? i would probably tell the truth. if the national media was going to be asking me questions, i would tell the truth. >> bill: do you think this guy did anything wrong, this manti. >> no. >> bill: he is not a ph.d. candidate, we know that but did he do anything wrong, this guy? >> i think he -- what he did was just -- he is incredibly naive. >> do you real
. enter 21-year-old manti te'o captain of the notre dame football team likely first round draft choice in the national football league. last october he told the world that his grandmother and girlfriend he met on the net both died in the same week. >> i just lost everything. and i cried, i yelled. i never felt that way before. this is six hours ago. i just found out my grandma passed away and you take, you know, the love of my life. last thing she said to me was i love you. that was it. >> bill: now the nation sympathized with manti te'o. he became even more famous in this country and fame can lead to endorsements. but there is one problem here. and it's a big problem. there was no girlfriend. she never even existed. te'o and notre dame claim he is the victim of an internet fraud called catfishing. that is when a person develops a romantic relationship with another person using fake credentials. >> this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax perpetrated for reasons we can't fully understand but had a certain cruelty at its core. based on the exchanges that we were able to see be
dame football team manti te'o caught up in massive internet fraud. he told the girl his net girlfriend, who he apparently never melt, died from leukemia. that was false. the girlfriend never even existed. now te'o and notre dame are in a very bad place. rejoining us from new york city, greg gutfeld and bernard mcguirk. you say mcguirk? >> anybody who has had an imaginary girlfriend for three years. i mean, it boggles your mind. gutfeld has probably had imaginary girlfriends on the internet for 20 minutes at a clip which is sunday standable. this is not a good day. what tangled web we weave bill. this catfishing thing these poor people go online and develop these relationships and go on and meet the internet love of their life and joy behar lookalike or johanna hanson with a cop waiting for you. grab it, hold it, kiss it, kick the tire. that's the only way you can experience life. not sitting there in front of your computer like some pale faced loser. >> that's what's happening now boys, big time. gutfeld, what at notre dame though? this is the most famous football program in the world.
charge. all right, the boys and i are in the break were discussing this manti te'o. we all agree that we heard the interview on katie couric and even reading the transcript. none of us had any clue what this guy is talking about. roll the tape. >> can you see why people would view this as, at worst, as a complete lie and, at best, as incredibly misleading? >> um-huh, i can see that. and for that, you know, for people feeling that they are mislead, that, i'm sorry for. but i wasn't as forth coming about it. but i didn't lie. i never was asked did you see her in person. and so through the embarrassment and the fear of what people may think that i was committed to this person who i didn't have the chance to meet and she all of a sudden died. >> bill: this is beyond bizarre. you are committed to a person you have never spoken with on the telephone and you never seen and she dies and you don't go to the funeral and you say? >> this is just a naive -- he is a naive young religious kid who got pranked who would believe anything. i think he was fooled and now he try -- he is embarrassed and trie
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